Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Criminal charges dropped against Massachusetts marijuana grower

Criminal charges were dismissed against a Massachusetts marijuana license holder who allegedly conspired with another man to set up an illicit cannabis cultivation operation. A District Court judge dismissed a marijuana trafficking conspiracy charge against Mark Rioux, according to The Milford Daily News. After learning of the original charges, the state’s Cannabis Control Commission in […]

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MA vaping ban, including cannabis products, expected to survive court challenge

A four-month ban in Massachusetts on the sale of all marijuana and tobacco vaping products is expected to remain in place. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani was “leaning toward” dismissing a temporary restraining order to stop the ban, which is being sought by the Vapor Technology Association, a national industry trade group, according […]

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Week in Review: Marijuana vaporizer sales rebound, new state vape issues pop up, Californians want additional adult-use MJ stores & more

Cannabis vaporizer sales show an uptick in some key markets even as more state vape bans appear, Californians say they want to see the number of recreational marijuana stores increased, medical marijuana cultivators sue over plant limits in New Mexico – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. MJ vape sales indicate some […]

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Group sues Massachusetts over marijuana vaping, e-cigarette ban

A national vaping industry trade organization is asking a federal court to end the vaping ban in Massachusetts, which is intended to halt sales of cannabis vape products as well as e-cigarettes for at least four months. The Vapor Technology Association, which focuses on nicotine-containing vapor products, filed the lawsuit asking a judge to put a […]

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Tilt Holdings founders to forfeit stock options with cannabis firm

Tilt Holdings, a Massachusetts-based marijuana company, said it reached an agreement with six of its founders to forfeit their stock options. The company said approximately 60 million options were forfeited. The options were associated with more than $47 million of expenses during the second quarter of Tilt’s fiscal 2019. Tilt reported a net loss of […]

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Week in Review: Momentous marijuana banking vote in US House, vape crisis fallout, MA approves MJ cafes/delivery & more

The U.S. House passes a cannabis banking bill with strong bipartisan support, Massachusetts is the first state to nix the sale of all tobacco and marijuana vaping products, a Washington state man sues half a dozen MJ vape companies for allegedly causing his lung illness – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. […]

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Massachusetts regulators say yes to marijuana cafes, home delivery

Massachusetts regulators approved two new types of licenses that could be a boon to marijuana businesses in the state – cannabis cafes and home delivery. The Springfield Republican reported that the Cannabis Control Commission voted 4-1 to allow social consumption of recreational marijuana at cafes as well as delivery of adult-use cannabis to residences. Both licenses […]

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Capitalizing on marijuana markets with limited rivals: Q&A with Tilt Holdings interim CEO Mark Scatterday

Cannabis cultivation companies with a foothold in “constrained” markets – those with relatively few licenses such as Massachusetts – have a natural advantage, thanks to limited competition and marijuana supplies. Massachusetts-based Tilt Holdings is one such company. Tilt has multiple businesses that, among other things, offer cannabis-related technology and operate cultivation centers and retail stores […]

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Two plead guilty in Massachusetts marijuana license extortion case

Two men who authorities allege extorted money on behalf of the mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, from companies seeking to obtain a state license to operate cannabis retail businesses have pleaded guilty. Antonio Costa, 51, of Fall River, and David Hebert, 54, of Westport, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of extortion, conspiracy […]

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How state cannabis regulatory agencies across the U.S. have responded to the vaping health crisis

State regulators overseeing the legal marijuana industry are adopting a wait-and-see stance as the industry determines what exactly is causing the health problems related to vaping, although California has come down more decisively against vaping of all forms. For the most part, regulators in more than a half dozen states are reacting cautiously while public […]

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Massachusetts testing lab fined $225,000 for improper cannabis disposal

A cannabis testing facility in Massachusetts agreed to pay a $225,000 fine for improper disposal of marijuana products. The state Cannabis Control Commission approved the settlement with MCR Labs, MassLive.com reported. As part of the settlement agreement, the Framingham facility admitted that an employee put marijuana waste in an unlocked dumpster over four days in […]

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